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Offline MarekCyzio

I'm not 100% sure, but it looks like they are raked towards starboard side.

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #2161 on: 11/13/2017 01:28 PM »
Doubt it - its just the angle from which the photo was taken. Look at the top of the container on the sister ship, which is further away.
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So what is the platform for?
Fairing landing zone?
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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #2163 on: 11/13/2017 02:23 PM »
Well, if one was to recover TWO fairings, both being some 46’ in length, one would perhaps want “bunk bed” them for transport home...
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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #2164 on: 11/13/2017 02:29 PM »
Well, if one was to recover TWO fairings, both being some 46’ in length, one would perhaps want “bunk bed” them for transport home...

bc of the supports below, i dont think they could put one underneath. perhaps theyll put both fairing on top of this? maybe turned 90 with the ends sticking off the sides?

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #2165 on: 11/13/2017 03:03 PM »
Well, if one was to recover TWO fairings, both being some 46’ in length, one would perhaps want “bunk bed” them for transport home...

bc of the supports below, i dont think they could put one underneath. perhaps theyll put both fairing on top of this? maybe turned 90 with the ends sticking off the sides?

It looks as though there's some more of that same steel sitting on the deck waiting to be erected. Perhaps the raised area will grow a bit further - possibly by enough to store two halves side by side?

(edited to indicate where the steel is)
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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #2166 on: 11/13/2017 03:07 PM »
Well, if one was to recover TWO fairings, both being some 46’ in length, one would perhaps want “bunk bed” them for transport home...

bc of the supports below, i dont think they could put one underneath. perhaps theyll put both fairing on top of this? maybe turned 90 with the ends sticking off the sides?
It's not 100% convincing that there are vertical supports other then at the sides. With any luck we'll see more shots soon as they complete building it.
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Well, if one was to recover TWO fairings, both being some 46’ in length, one would perhaps want “bunk bed” them for transport home...

bc of the supports below, i dont think they could put one underneath. perhaps theyll put both fairing on top of this? maybe turned 90 with the ends sticking off the sides?
It's not 100% convincing that there are vertical supports other then at the sides. With any luck we'll see more shots soon as they complete building it.

I do not believe that the left "half" is completely built yet. Note the additional pieces still on the deck by the cribbing blocks.  when placed side by side in a mirror fashion \ / they will make a cradle for the "bouncy castle" .

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OCISLY on Sunday 11/13/2017. Looks like SpaceX has not immediate use for it.

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #2169 on: 11/13/2017 07:42 PM »
OCISLY on Sunday 11/13/2017. Looks like SpaceX has not immediate use for it.

next one this week is RTLS, so these guys deserve a break after working hard on repairing the one before last hot landing... :D

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OCISLY on Sunday 11/13/2017. Looks like SpaceX has not immediate use for it.

next one this week is RTLS, so these guys deserve a break after working hard on repairing the one before last hot landing... :D

Yup.. and the next east coast launch is also RTLS.  This one is on break until FH, it seems.

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #2171 on: 11/14/2017 04:43 PM »
OCISLY on Sunday 11/13/2017. Looks like SpaceX has not immediate use for it.

The tie-downs are still welded to the deck, so it doesn't look like there's any hurry to get it fixed - as noted above FH is likely the next landing attempt for OSCILY.

Doesn't look like the erstwhile Octagrabber has had anything done to it either.

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #2172 on: 11/14/2017 05:06 PM »
is it just me, or are there some sort of racks sitting in the roomba garage?
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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #2173 on: 11/15/2017 04:21 AM »
is it just me, or are there some sort of racks sitting in the roomba garage?

yeah. i think those might be the ones that hold a handful of compressed gas canisters. like when theyre torching and welding big jobs in the past those were out and about i think.

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #2174 on: 11/15/2017 09:16 PM »
OCISLY on Sunday 11/13/2017. Looks like SpaceX has not immediate use for it.

Poor old OCISLY is looking very un-loved: I see far too much rust.  :(

Perhaps, now landings have become "routine", SpaceX are too busy with the rocket side of operations to worry about marine maintenance?
 
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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #2175 on: 12/07/2017 10:03 PM »
Here's a view from 7 December 2017:


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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #2176 on: 12/08/2017 02:47 AM »
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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #2177 on: 12/08/2017 02:53 AM »
While I was taking the picture above, three different cars of people pulled into the parking lot and took cell phone pictures.

That still indicates celebrity status to me, even if it is only rocket geek celebrity.

All three were sets of young folks. Warms my heart

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #2178 on: 12/08/2017 04:13 AM »
While I was taking the picture above, three different cars of people pulled into the parking lot and took cell phone pictures.

That still indicates celebrity status to me, even if it is only rocket geek celebrity.

All three were sets of young folks. Warms my heart
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And once SpaceX gets its booster installed outside the control center, the port area is going to be an even bigger draw.  Touch a rocket that's been to space and back, then have a dinner at fishlips and watch OCISLY and the Go Sisters.

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Re: SpaceX's Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Discussion Thread 3
« Reply #2179 on: 12/08/2017 06:18 PM »
While I was taking the picture above, three different cars of people pulled into the parking lot and took cell phone pictures.

That still indicates celebrity status to me, even if it is only rocket geek celebrity.

All three were sets of young folks. Warms my heart

I wonder if Fishlips has seen any appreciable increase in business since SpaceX has started using that berth?
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